barefoot

[bair-foot]
adjective, adverb
1.
Also, barefooted. with the feet bare: a barefoot boy; to walk barefoot.
2.
Carpentry. (of a post or stud) secured to a sill or the like without mortising.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English barfot, Old English bærfōt. See bare1, foot

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barefoot or barefooted (ˈbɛəˌfʊt)
 
adj, —adv
with the feet uncovered
 
barefooted or barefooted
 
adj, —adv

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Word Origin & History

barefoot
O.E. bærfot; see bare + foot.
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Bible Dictionary

Barefoot definition


To go barefoot was a sign of great distress (Isa. 20:2, 3, 4), or of some great calamity having fallen on a person (2 Sam. 15:30).

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Example sentences
Bleeding, barefooted, over the shards and thorns of existence.
People caught hookworms going barefooted in barnyards and hog wallows.
The patient walking barefooted will often injure his feet and be unaware of the
  injury.
Part were barefooted, and as for hats, they were of every style and shape.
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